Teenage pregnancies are influenced by family structure

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7328.51a (Published 05 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:51
  1. Trevor Stammers, tutor in general practice (stammtg@globalnet.co.uk)
  1. St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR—Since up to 80% of unintended pregnancies result from contraceptive failure, McLeod cautions that differential access to contraceptive services may be only one component affecting local variation in rates of teenage pregnancy. 1 2 She mentions the well established association between socioeconomic deprivation and teenage pregnancies.

    She does not, however, mention the …

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